We didn’t even miss “mamma in her ‘kerchief,” that cap was so cool.
When the Air Force Falcons came in with their stanza, things began to get a little dicey. Others may have fudged the pictures and the words, but at least Irishmen were around in the early 1800s. Rinks, not so much. The first ice skating rinks were attempted in 1841, but weren’t perfected till 1876, when refrigeration technology was perfected.
“Had just settled our rink, for a short winter’s nap,” the Falcons recited, but the actual line is, “Had just settled down for a long winter’s nap.”
Still, that is a very nice picture of the rink…
The Arkansas Razorbacks replied with the stanza, “When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter”…. although, we’re pretty sure that’s a basketball court, not a lawn – kudos for adding the man on ladder making a clatter.
If it fits, it fits.
Now, it was Virginia Commonwealth University’s turn, and they replied, “Rodney sprang from his bed to see what was the matter.”
First of all, who is Rodney?
The Auburn Tigers returned to the actual poem lines with “Away to the window I flew like a flash,” but we don’t see any actual windows in the footage they attached.
Miami Football took things to another level when they added, “Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash,” with actual photoshop of an actual window complete with sash and snow falling outside!